Brooklyn For Peace will present a panel discussion by three distinguished speakers on Israel and Palestine, May 21 at 7 p.m., as part of their “Visions for Peace” series.
The panel discussion will be held at the Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, 110 Schermerhorn Street, and will focus on the events of 1948 and why they still matter. A discussion and Q&A will follow the presentations.
The panelists include:
Nadia Hijab, a senior fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies and a frequent media commentator. She is a consultant for the UN on human rights, and has co-authored “Citizens Apart: A Portrait of Palestinians in Israel.”
Adam Horowitz, a founder of Jews Against the Occupation, who works in the American Friends Service Committee Peace-Building Program, where he coordinates the Faces of Hope Campaign.
Zachary Lockman, a professor at the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University.
This May marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel in 1948. According to Brooklyn For Peace, “During this time, thousands of Palestinians were expelled or fled into refugee camps to make way for the Jewish state, comprising the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe).”
Join in a discussion of the issues and emotions associated with this event. Topics to be discussed include: “Is ‘catastrophe’ an exaggeration?” “Was Palestine ‘a land without a people?’” and “How can a just peace come to this troubled region?”